Board of Directors
The Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is governed by a board of directors.
2019 Board of Directors Voting Members
Officers/Executive Committee/Scholarship Committee (Term)
President (1) - Tony Finlay (Hutchinson Recreation Commission)
Past President (1) - Chris Claxton (Leawood Parks and Recreation)
President Elect (1) - Olivia Mayer (Shawnee County Parks and Recreation)
Member-At-Large (3)- Ticia Herd (Mulvane Recreation Commission)
Member-At-Large (3)- Shannon Sonnier (Johnson Country Park and Recreation District)
Member-At-Large (3)- Brent Peintner (Cheney Recreation Commission)
Member-at-Large - West (3) - Eric Jantz (Holcomb Recreation Commission
Member-at-Large - Central (3) - Candi Fox (Winfield Recreation Commission)
Member-at-Large - East (3) - Matt McClure (Baldwin Recreation Commission)
Other Non-Voting Chairs
Standing Committee Chairs (Appointed Annually by President)
Colleges and Universities - Janice Jewett (Pittsburg State University)
Professional Development - Logan Wagler (Lenexa Parks and Recreation)
Public Policy - Tony Finlay (Hutchinson Recreation Commission)
Young Professional- Erin Ritter (Spring Hill Recreation Commission)
Conference Planning- Olivia Mayer (Shawnee County Parks and Recreation)
Non-Voting Members (Ex-Officio)
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Representative - Linda Lanterman (KDWPT)
KRPA Executive Director - Erika Devore
Join the Board of Directors
Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) invites interested members to provide leadership as members of the KRPA Board of Directors. If you would have interest in being a member of the board of directors or in nominating someone for a board position, please contact the past president who serves as the nominating committee chair. Nominations will be due this fall.
The KRPA Board of directors is the governing body of the association and has the authority and is responsible for the supervision, control, and direction of the association.
KRPA Board of Directors Policy Manual
Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
January, March, May, July, August, October
2019 Retreat in October in Pittsburg.